Color Inspiration: My first inspiration was the color grey. However, the more I thought of my childhood, I thought of my happy trips to Grandma's house. She raised six happy kids in close but colorful quarters! Each room was a bright pastel color like pink, blue, or purple. It may seem like too much to most people but I love it! It's comforting to be enveloped in. So I incorporated those cheery colors and vintage feel into Madeleine's room!
Tip for Using Color: I am a big believer in using what you have. Reusing or repurposing items is always a great idea. So if you have one item (dresser turned changing table, bookshelf, etc.) that can be used in the nursery start there and then add a second contrasting color that makes you happy. Like everyone says, use what you love! Or maybe use what you've never used before... kids rooms are always evolving so it's also a wonderful time to be adventurous and try something new out!
Colors Used: The walls are French Gray by Sherwin Williams (voc free Harmony line). Mostly I used the same pink and muted French blue throughout, but with loads of different patterns. I crammed herringbone, stripes, quatrefoil, horse-shoe, elephant, chevron, polka-dot, medallion, and floral patterns all in this one room! I know it's a bit much but I can't resist sewing projects during nap time!
Thanks for your colorful entry Nicola and good luck!